Please join us in congratulating GRREAT alumni POLO (13-123) who was just elected Delaware State RESCUE DOG OF THE YEAR!
This summer the Delaware legislature passed, and Governor John Carney signed into law, legislation which designates rescue dogs as the official state dog of Delaware.
Last month, Governor Carney, the First State Animal Center, the SPCA, and Delaware Today magazine teamed up to find the First Annual Delaware State RESCUE DOG OF THE YEAR!
GRREAT’s very own POLO (13-123) handily won the title with 1,075 votes, earning him a large gift basket filled with all the goodies a dog loves. In one of his first official acts as Rescue Dog of the Year, Polo promptly donated the gift basket to raise more money for rescue dogs.
Polo also earned a personal one-on-one photo shoot with Governor Carney, (above) not to mention prime bragging rights for being recognized as the First State’s Rescue Dog of the Year!
If you would like congratulate Polo, or help us expand our reach to help golden retrievers like Polo, please click here to donate to Polo’s Rescue Dog of the Year Fund.
As many of you know, Polo is no ordinary rescue. After suffering abuse in Egypt that left his hind legs paralyzed, he is now a happy and remarkably active 6-year old enjoying a full life in the US thanks to the love and caring of his proud GRREAT foster parents Kelly and Scott Daniels (pictured above). Polo’s story was so compelling that he was one of the first dogs GRREAT welcomed from overseas.